Soria easy choice over Feliz as closer
March, 24, 2014
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesNeftali Feliz shows little motivation or stuff, making Joakim Soria an easy decision as Texas' closer.SURPRISE, Ariz. -- I'm leaving Arizona on Monday to head home, so here's the last two days' worth of notes on players I saw over the weekend.
• Texas lefty Joe Saunders showed virtually no ability to get major league hitters out, but reliever Neftali Feliz came in after and wasn't a whole lot better. Worse, Feliz seemed totally disinterested in the whole "pitching" part of his day.
Feliz's fastball was 89-91 mph with good tailing life, but that's way below his old velocity, although he also didn't seem to be putting any effort into it.